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The research in the Department of Chemistry, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus includes the following research areas
 
Materials Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Computational Chemistry, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, Laser Spectroscopy, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Crystal Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, and Nanochemistry. 
 
  

 

 Project Name

 

 Principal Investigator

 

Funding Agency 

 

 Amount in lakhs
 

 

Duration 

Laboratory investigation and field application toward the effective defluoridation of water using appropriately tailored sorbents

 Prof. N.   Rajesh

DST

 26.67

Aug'2012-

July 2015

Chemically modified polymeric sorbents for the removal of precious palladium from industrial wastes

 Prof. N.  Rajesh

UGC 

 4.7

 July 2012

June 2015

Development of suitably customized polymers and clay based adsorbents for the effective removal of chromium from e waste

 Prof. N.  Rajesh 

DST 

42.82 

  July 2013-  

June 2016

Adsorption and freezing of heteropolymers on disordered surfaces : a model for biomimetic recognition

Prof. K.

 Sumithra

DST

33.64 

  Nov'2011-

Oct'2014

Localization of polymer chains on chemically heterogeneous surfaces

Prof. K.

 Sumithra 

CSIR 

Dec'2013-

Nov'2016 

Structure Based Rational Design and Synthesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis inhibitors

Dr. K.V.G

Chandrasekhar 

DST 

 22   

Jan'2014-

  Dec'2017 

Synthesis and Biological Activity of Various Triazoles as Effective Antifungal Agents

Dr. K.V.G

Chandrasekhar 

 DBT

19.568 

  Nov'2012- 

Oct'2015 

Synthesis of modified TosMIC & BetMIC for use as key reagents in the synthesis of boronated heterocycles

Dr. Anupam

Bhattacharya 

CSIR 

18.10 

 Nov'2013-

Oct'2016 

Photocurable organic-inorganic hybrid precursors for the fabrication of metal oxide micro/nanostructures

 Dr.Ramakrishnan

Ganesan 

DST

25.98 

 Dec'2013-

Jan'2016 

Ultracold Chemistry in the early universe

Dr. Subhas

Ghosal 

DST 

21.6 

 June 2012-

May 2015 

“Towards metalloneurochemistry inside a niosome: a fluorescence spectroscopy approach” 

Dr. Amit Nag 

DST 

 24.98

July 2014-

June 2017 

Photocatalytic NOx abatement: From Mechanism and Materials Properties to Catalytic Performance

Dr. Sounak Roy

DST

24.48

      July 2014-        June 2017 

Finding Aggregation-Induced Emission Active Materials: Design, Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Sterically Hindered Triarylethenes and Tetraarylethenes

 Dr. Manab

  Chakravarty 

DST 

38.38 

July 2014-
June 2017
 

"Investigation of the folding of Cysteine-rich Neurotoxins in Ionic Liquid by Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Quantum Mechanical Calculations".

Dr. Durba Roy 

DST-SERB YSS

25.23 

 Sept'2015- 

Aug 2018 
 

Highlights

 

*. "Tweezers with a Twist: New Fluorescent Molecular Tweezers and the Surprizes Therein" by Professor Asheesh Srivastava from IISER, Bhopal on the topic on 5th Feb, 2020  
 
*. “Chemistry of molecules in solid-state: mechanical effects” by Prof. C Malla Reddy from IISER, Kolkata on 30 June, 2020.  
 
*. “Connecting the Dots: Bringing Ph back into the Ph.D” by Prof. Abijit Patra, IISER Bhopal, on July 24, 2020. 
 
*. “JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN” by Professor Gautam Basu, Bose Institute Kolkata, on July 28, 2020  
 
*. “Using Organic Chemistry to Generate a Smelly Gas”, by Prof. Harinath Chakrapani, IISER Pune, on August 14, 2020 
 
*. “Porous Molecular Solid for Separations”; by Dr. Tamoghna Mitra, School of Material and Chemical Engineering, Taizhou University, Taizhou, China, on September 26, 2020 
 
*. “Green Chemistry and Engineering from a Societal Perspective” Dr. Ranjan Jana, Organic & Medicinal Chemistry Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, on October, 3, 2020 
 
*. “Biomedical Applications and Biodegradability of Graphene Family Materials”, Dr. Rajendra Kurapati, National University of Ireland, Galway, on October 31, 2020  
 
*. Dr. Kavita Joshi, Sr. Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, visited the campus and delivered a talk on March 29, 2016. 
 

Chemistry Association

Alchemy

Chemistry Association facilitated the following events:
 
Freshmen orientation for 2020 chemistry students: 4th December, 2020.. 
 
An interview session was held with Dr. Ruchi Jain Dey, Department of Biological Sciences on various virus-related diseases, corona family and Covid-19.
 

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